New cases down to 987; 49 more deaths

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    FOR the first time since July, less than 1,000 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were reported by the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday but 49 more deaths were reported, raising the number of fatalities to 7,367.

    In its latest bulletin, the DOH said there were 987 new cases – 136 in Davao City, Iloilo (67), Quezon City (47), Taguig City (43), and Iloilo City (41).

    The country last saw fewer than 1,000 COVID cases back in July 14.

    Overall, the number of infections in the country rose to 388,137.

    The case fatality rate in the country stands at 1.90 percent, the DOH said.

    There were 140 new recoveries, meaning the number of survivors has reached 349,091.

    This means that 89.9 percent of patients have been able to recover from the deadly virus.

    Sixteen more overseas Filipinos were infected with the virus, bringing the total confirmed cases to 11,380, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs. There were no new deaths reported.

    As of Tuesday, 828 overseas Filipinos have already succumbed to the virus.

    There were three new recoveries, bringing the number of overseas survivors to 7,357.

    The Middle East and African regions remained the most deadly place for overseas Filipinos infected with the virus with 543 deaths and 7, 492 cases. The Middle East and African regions also reported 4,617 recoveries.

    The San Juan government yesterday said the number of new cases in the city has dropped to 33 from 75 last November 2.

    “We will not stop until we reach our target of zero cases. I once again enjoin everyone to continue to keep our discipline and adherence to all our COVID-19 ordinance, IATF resolutions and guidelines,” Mayor Francis Zamora said. – With Ashzel Hachero and Christian Oineza